Getting Back Out in the Garden

The weather in the UK has finally cleared up and warmed up enough for us to get back out into the garden. Hurray!

Today, we have got most of the clearing out and setting up jobs done. Here’s what we achieved:

  • Broke up old rabbit hutch, broken grow houses and storage thingies that were of no use to us.
  • Took these and some other things to the tip.
  • Swept and cleared the paved areas.
  • Rearranged plant pots and tubs that had been randomly plonked down when we moved in 18 months ago.
  • Repotted two trees (eucalyptus and twisted hazel) that were in large tubs that didn’t drain, adding drainage holes and fresh compost.
  • Built the new wooden grow house and cleared a pile of dirt out of the place it now lives.
  • Raked over and removed remaining weeds from the area we did manage to rotavate.
  • Rebuilt the kids’ bike storage tent.
  • Packed everything that was left outside into the shed finally.
  • Emptied waterlogged compost bags onto the veg patch to be rotavated in.

What’s left to do:

  • Rotavate the rest of the veg patch.
  • Weed the herb patch and the pots and tubs.
  • Plant some things out that have been waiting in pots all winter.
  • Rotavate the end of the garden where brambles and weeds have taken over.
  • Plant fruit trees at the end of the garden and surround with grass seed.
  • Sow seeds.
  • Chop up leftover wood from the apple trees we cut down last year.
  • Build a circular seating area with chopped up wood and the mound of earth that remains from the lawn we dug up last year.
  • Sow grass seed on the seating area.
  • Remove horrible plants from the side of the path.
  • Transplant rose bushes from the front garden.
  • Grow vegetables.

I’m pleased with our progress, but there’s still a lot to do. I am excited to get this all done, and I can’t wait to share the pictures of our lovely garden when it’s done. I’m really looking forward to gardening this year, and hopefully we’ll have better weather and a much better harvest than last year.

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